Research interests

Education and Qualifications

  • BSci, archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, 1994
  • MSci, archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, 1997
  • DPhil, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, 2001

Research interests

Studies of Lateglacial and Holocene palaeoenvironment and human impact on the vegetation. My research is based on high-resolution pollen analysis of sedimentary cores, with an emphasis on methodologically diverse, multirdisciplinary multi-proxy team work and international cooperation.


Member of the Editorial board of the Documenta Praehistorica


  • Environmental Archaeology, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology
  • PhD students
    Nina Caf (2018–2022), Palaeoecological research in the Julian Alps, PhD thesis, Postgraduate School of ZRC SAZU and Institute of Archaeology, ZRC SAZU

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Recognition of the Slovenian Archeology Society for the year 2017 for the scientific monograph Okoljska arheologija in paleoekologija. Palinologija, arheobotanika in arheozoologija (Environmental archaeology and palaeoecology. Palynology, archaeobotany and archaeozoology; only in Slovenian) (2016)
  • Marjorie Clerk Scholarship (St. Hugh’s College, Oxford), ORS award, Dulverton trust scholarship, 1999–2000
  • Graduate Scholarship, Selwyn College, Cambridge, 1997–1998


Although the Institute of Archeology moved to Novi trg 5, the palinology office and the palynological laboratory are still at Gosposka 13.

Selected publications




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Selected projects

PROGRAMME: Archaeological research (2015−2020) (research programme • 1 January 201531 December 2021)

5000 years of grazing and mining activities in the Julian Alps (Slovenia): climate-human interactions as reflected in lake sediments, man-modified landscape and archaeological findings (1 July 201930 June 2022)

Interpretacija biotske raznovrstnosti in dediščine kolišč na Ljubljanskem barju (1. July 201930. November 2021)

Vegetation and hydrology of Ljubljansko barje in the past, present and future – a consequence of succession, human impact or climatic fluctuations? (1 July 201428 February 2018)

Artefacts and landscapes. Structured Iron Age communities in the Notranjska region (1 May 201730 April 2020)

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